Designed for youth and emerging writers interested in writing through a personal voice.
Presented by the Koffler Centre of the Arts in partnership with the Regent Park Film Festival
Led by author Bryan Washington, participants will explore issues of identity, place and personal narrative.
This is a free workshop but registration is required to attend. Applications are open on a first come, first serve basis.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday, January 30th, 2020.
*Includes complimentary ticket to Bryan Washington: In Conversation with Adnan Khan.
Bryan Washington is a writer from Houston. His fiction and essays have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, the BBC and Hazlitt. Lot, Washington’s critically-acclaimed first collection of linked short stories, was released in 2019. Set in Houston – a sprawling, diverse microcosm of America – the book traces the coming-of-age of a young man growing up Black, Latino and gay. Lot captures Houston’s culturally-rich yet gritty urban landscape, revealing the vulnerable existence of communities living under the shadow of poverty and violence with raw power and tenderness.
Date: Wednesday February 5, 2020
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Location: Paintbox Bistro | 555 Dundas St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2B7
Refreshments and workshop materials provided.